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We're One Week Away From PIFF 2022!

We are so excited to see you for the 24th Provincetown International Film Festival starting June 15th!   To help you get ready for an unforgettable five days of unflinching cinema, here are some helpful tips and reminders:PIFF PASSES AND TICKETS:     All festival screenings and conversations REQUIRE A TICKET, reserved in advance online or at the box office. PIFF PASSES are av...

Jacques Audiard’s "Paris 13th District" ("Les Olympiades”) is lighter than his usual fare

    Reviewed by Robin Menken   Jacques Audiard’s "Paris 13th District" ("Les Olympiades”) is lighter than his usual fare. Weaving the lives of his four main characters with a sort of Alan Rudolph touch. he focuses on Paris millennials, a vain, dispassionate bunch. Think of it as chamber music about their loves, fights, ambitions and, most crucially, their loneliness, exacerbated by relationship-free hook-up apps.   Pa...

20th edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event focuses on sustainability and the future of filmmaking

    The growing business platform and trade fair in Northern Europe for audiovisual industry professionals Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event celebrates its 20th edition with a seven-day summit in Tallinn, accessible also online, focusing on hot topics such as green production and sustainability in the film industry. Marge Liiske, the head of Industry@Tallinn& Baltic Event comments that even though 20 years has given the team a great deal of experience and the summit ha...

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International Uranium Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

A radiant film festival at the Cinemateca do MAM Rio International Uranium Film Festival 2022 Awards go to Canada, France, Poland, Spain, South Korea, USA „Rio de Janeiro’s 11th International Uranium Film Festival was a brilliant event and it must go on.“ That was the general opinion of the Audience and of Spanish Filmmaker Jaime García Parra at the Modern Art Museum Cinema. Jaime García Parra’s short film comedy „January 66“ on th...

Festival Stop Motion Montreal is actively preparing its 14th edition which will take place in September 2022

This will mark the end of its digital editions held over the past two years, welcoming back both live screenings and in-person activities! An exciting program is to be expected, including international short film screenings, introductory stop motion activities for all ages, networking opportunities, and more. The first-ever film festival dedicated to stop motion animation invites you to celebrate this unique art in Quebec’s metropolis this fall! The Festival is still accepting film subm...

25th Galawej International Festival to be Held in Sulaymaniyah

The 25th edition of Galawej International Festival is held in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and will be presided by Mala Bakhtiar, set to feature scholars, poets, translators, and critics from all around the world.   Bearing the motto "Intuition and freedom are ornaments of Galawej", the Bronze Jubilee category of Galawej International Literary Festival is an effort by Galawej Intellectual Institute, directed by Dr. Ibtisam Ismail Qadir, featuring...

TV Kids Summer Festival to Explore Opportunities in the Metaverse

 As part of the TV Kids Summer Festival, which you can register for here, Dubit’s David Kleeman will host a special session on opportunities in the metaverse that will feature a conversation with WildBrain’s Anne Loi. Kleeman, senior VP of global trends at Dubit, will offer up some tips on how IP owners can tap into the new creative and commercial opportunities presented by the metaverse before catching up with Loi, executive VP for M&A and chief commercial officer a...

Award winners of the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival

Honor award for Masatoshi Nagase / Jury award for unconventional high-school drama / Audience awards for heartwarming family drama, story of disabled lovers, and documentary about Kurdish refugees in Japan After six days and numerous sold-out events, the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, ended on Sunday, May 29th 2022 with a grand award ceremony. At twelve venues, the festival screened around 100 short and feat...

Lynda Belkhiria is appointed Manager of the 9th Cairo Film Connection

  The 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) that will be held from 13 - 22 November opens now for submissions for the 9th Cairo Film Connection, the Festival’s co-production market. Cairo International Film Festival announces also the appointment of Lynda Belkhiria as the Manager of the 9th edition of Cairo Film Connection. Hussein Fahmy, President of CIFF, expresses his delight to receive new film projects to participate within the Cairo Film Connection, w...

Land InSights, a source of inspiration

  André Dudemaine will give the Key Note speech tomorrow at the Festival Academy workshop being held in Montreal this week as part of the Festival TransAmériques activities. This training and exchange session, held annually in a different country, brings together young emerging arts festival directors from around the world.   André Dudemaine, one of the co-founders of the organization Land InSights, has been directing the Montreal First Peoples Festival for 32 y...

South African Film Festival Opens This Week!

    The South African Film Festival (Australia and New Zealand) opens this week with 21 vibrant, diverse films on show for Australian and New Zealand audiences. Tickets are now on sale for The South African Film Festival (SAFF) which opens on Saturday 7 May with in-cinema screenings in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. The Festival launches with the documentary Nobody’s Died Laughing, a revealing and intimate look at the legendary South African...

Elba Film Festival sets 2022 dates!

Here at the Elba Film Festival, we are excited to finally announce the dates of our next edition!   We will be celebrating some of the world’s best short films on one of Italy’s most beautiful islands from the 12th until the 18th of September and we can’t wait to welcome you amongst our guests. Another exciting news that we are delighted to share with you is that from this year onwards we will screen the films in more than just one location and venue. Our...

The Golden Gate Awards at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival

Image courtesy of SFFILM This morning, SFFILM announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Awards competition at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival at a live-streamed event hosted on The Golden Gate Awards were created the same year the Festival was founded in 1957 and are notable both as a qualifier for films under 40 minutes for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and as a launching pad for internationally renowned filmmakers early in thei...

Queer East Film Festival announces full 2022 edition programme

The third edition of Queer East Film Festival will take place in venues across London from 18th to 29th May Some Highlights of th eupcoming edition: Showcasing rarely seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia and amplifying the voices of Asian communities in the UK 17 features, 16 shorts, 2 programmes of artists’ moving image, one VR experience, one TV Series 7 UK premieres Films from 17 countries across East and Southeast Asia and beyond, with a focus on Thailand this ye...

Panorama-cinéma launches its streaming platform LE PANOPTIQUE

Following the screening of Mécanique de l’assassin: les premiers courts de Denis Côté at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, the online magazine Panorama-cinéma, which co-presented the event, announced the launch of its streaming platform, Le Panoptique. It is now accessible at:   Not seeking to present works currently shown in theatres, Le Panoptique rather offers a programming that falls between the cracks of the distribution...

LFFEC 2022 will be held from September 23rd to October 2nd

It’s official: LFFEC 2022 will be held in autumn, from September 23rd to October 2nd. The date chosen for Effetto Cinema Notte is October 1st, while other showings are scheduled from April 30th to May 29th, but we will soon come back to those. The showings will be a kind of preview of the Festival activities and will be organised in collaboration with the Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo and Over The Real.  We also seize this opportunity to introduce the incre...

15th EDITION OF NFFTY kicks off In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1

Celebrate NFFTY's 15th anniversary!     15th EDITION OF NFFTY In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1,  Virtually April 28 - May 8 Seattle-based NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is excited to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with over 250 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.  The 2022 hybrid festival kicks off with a weekend of in-person events at SIFF Cinemas in Seattle April 28 through May 1, and conti...

CineYouth kicked off: Cinema/Chicago's annual festival highlighting shorts

  CineYouth, Cinema/Chicago's annual festival highlighting shorts by the next generation of filmmakers from across the U.S. and around the world, begins TONIGHT! Join us in person at FACETS Chicago (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.) this weekend to see amazing and inspiring short films and special live Q&As with filmmakers. Our Opening Night presentation of Chicagoland is rush-only. Rush tickets will be available at the door 10 minu...

South African Film Festival (Aus & NZ) Returns for a 4th Year!

From 07 – 24 May 2022, The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will once again bring the very best of contemporary South African film to Australian and New Zealand audiences, both in-cinema and online. This year’s festival features a diverse program of 21 films, from hard-hitting documentaries to heart-warming short films, and from blockbuster features to personal stories. This rich offering gives diverse audiences unique insights into South Africa, its creative force, the strength...

35th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles Announces Film Programming

30 NEW ISRAELI FEATURE FILMS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING DOCUMENTARIES INCLUDING ISRAEL’S RECORD-BREAKING BOX-OFFICE HIT COMEDY SAVING SHULI AND MULTIPLE OPHIR AWARD WINNING TITLES  FESTIVAL RUNS MAY 5th – 26th The 35th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema and television in North America, unspools this year both in theaters and virtually from May 5th – 26th.  The Festival’s Opening Night ...

FEFF 24 launches with a chinese opener The Italian Recipe and closes with Confession, Korean thriller

THE ITALIAN RECIPE: one magic night in Rome Co-produced by China and Italy, director Hou Zuxin's romantic comedy will be the official opener of Far East Film Festival 24! The FEFF will conclude on April 30 with gripping South Korean thriller Confession by Yoon Jong-seok.   The eagerly-awaited world premiere of The Italian Recipe, directed by Hou Zuxin and shot in Rome, will officially open the Far Eas...

18th Athens Digital Arts Festival "FutuRetro" planned for 25 – 29 May 2022

  18th Athens Digital Arts Festival “FutuRetro” 25 – 29 May 2022 Kotzia Square, Athens City Center Βuilding complex of notoshome The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a five-day gathering in the heart of Athens at the historical landmark of Kotzia Square. From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with wor...

Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals (Lagos) Spotlight on Women in Rural Communities in Africa

Award winning filmmaker Cheryl Halpern's Kande Bode "Don't Get Whipped" wins award and sheds light on Indigenous Rural Women in African Communities    Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals Lagos Edition hosted a variety of films ranging from Climate Action, Social Justice, Animation, to films on practices on cocoa plantations. On Saturday April 9th, the festival exhibited "Spotlight on African Women" in rural communities from 4pm - 5pm at Silver...


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